I fixed a bad rcParams key in backend_agg (fixed in cvs),
> but I still cant change the fonts on the fly. That got me
> thinking, isn't it the case that any rcParams need to be
> changed before importing from pylab, or has this
> requirement changed? John's changes do work if you make rc
> changes before importing from pylab.
rcParams is just a dict, so you can modify it and have the changes
work w/o restarting pylab. As long as the dict is being read in a
function (and not at the module import level) then you should have no
trouble changing rc on the fly as long as we get the cache keys right.
I think the changes I made to backend agg should work, but testing
will be the final arbiter. Are you seeing problems with CVS chcked